Sunday, 11 November 2018

We're in Spain!

I'm linking up with The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.

So having said in last Sunday's post that we would soon be on our travels again, I can now let you know that we are! We're already in Spain! The street art photo above was taken in the little old town of Falces where we spent one night (for free) in their lovely aire (a dedicated motorhome parking area) and walked up through the new town into the steep narrow streets of the historic old town. The two photos below show a view across Falces from the highest point within the town and, below it, the remains of what we think were troglodyte homes in sandstone cliffs above the town. I turned 180° on the spot to take each picture - a mind blowing contrast!

Prior to Falces we had parked up for two other nights on free aires in France, one at Castet en Dorthe where we were with yards of the picturesque Garonne canal, and one at Sauveterre in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. We had to drive over the Pyrenees of course in order to get from France to Spain and I was glad that Dave did most of the winding-road driving. We have travelled along scarier roads in the past, but not in such a big vehicle! 

I've started keeping notes of our motorhome stopping points at a new Airing Out blog so I can remember where we have been and what we thought of each place. We want to take advantage of the free stopovers that we were excluded from as caravanners and I'm pleased with how we're doing so far - free stopovers for all of the past five nights. Click the place names in this post to visit their Airing Out pages for more photos and details of each one.

In bookish news and linking up with What Are You Reading at The Book Date, I am currently reading Hearts Among Ourselves by A Happy Umwagarwa, a Rwandan novel. I'm expecting it to be a pretty emotional read, but have only just started so I'll let you know in its Literary Flits review in a couple of days.

Giveaways closing soon
14/11: Signed copy of Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby
(See all giveaways in my Giveaway Linkup)

On my blogs this week were:

Stephanie Jane
#WorldReads - Five Books From Jamaica
Challenge Wrapup October - Bookish Bingo
#ReadingWomen - November 2018

Literary Flits
Xingu by Edith Wharton review
Monarchy by David Starkey review
Cordial Killing by Vikki Walton + #Giveaway + #Recipe
Fishing for Māui by Isa Pearl Ritchie review
Children Of The Ghetto: My Name Is Adam by Elias Khoury review
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan review
Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby review + giveaway

Artisan Rainbow
Crackers Christmas Card by Emoticubes
On Fleek Frida Kahlo Button Badge by The Artful Badger UK
Harris Tweed Pencil Case by Just Sew Yorkshire
Ivy Leaf Light Garland by Lumiihome
Sleeping Unicorn Card Kit by Della By Design
Skull Boots by Rock Your Sole
Panda Bear Print by Madame Memento

Airing Out
Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Campsite - Devon - England
Aire - Castet En Dorthe - Gironde - France
Aire - Sauveterre de Bearn - Pyrenees-Atlantique - France

Castet En Dorthe 

Skull Boots by Rock Your Sole 


  1. Lovely pics! Hope you have a wonderful time in Spain. :)

  2. Oh I love the skull boots. Have fun! I love the pictures.

  3. It looks like you are seeing some wonderful things! I would love to see more of the world but I would want to let someone else drive the big motorhome on the windy roads as well. Have a great week!

    1. I had a few years of that kind of driving while towing our caravan. Now it's Dave's turn!

  4. Enjoy your travels!
    P.S The skull boots are awesome.

  5. Wow! I loved all the photos. I've been to Spain earlier this year.

    1. Oh fab! Where did you go? Any recommendations?

  6. OMG, amazing pictures! HAVE a wonderful time! Enjoy!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #44!

    1. Thank you Mary! Spain is such a historic and beautiful country :-)

  7. Wow! I hope you have an amazing time in Spain. Those boots are pretty cool. I love the skull design and how it easily blends in.

  8. Those boots are so cool. Have tons of fun in Spain!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. It looks gorgeous (and I love the boots as well!).

  10. I'm enjoying your photos and travel notes. It looks like an amazing time and better than the pouring rain, 40F / 5C weather we have had this week. It's supposed to warm up and rain less over the next week. I want it to still be fall at least through November. Have a great trip and reading Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. It was gorgeously sunny in Caceres this week, but we were buffeted by quite the storm this weekend on the coast. Spain does do torrential rain in a big way when it wants to. So much more dramatic than English drizzle!